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  • Langevin Filmfest Awards

    Langevin Filmfest Awards

    With the success of the Alice Jamieson Film Festival, I decided I wanted to try this same documentary film project approach with another school. This time Ms. Gemma Epp volunteered her four grade seven classes. Add financial support from Calgary 2012 and the Langevin Parent Council and teacher support from Ms. Keets, Mr. Howe, and Mr. Yeo, it was a great chance to collaborate on a longer term project. Good thing we had five months to work with 120 rambunctious […]

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  • Press Release: Grade seven students learn life skills through documentary filmmaking

    Press Release: Grade seven students learn life skills through documentary filmmaking

    IMMEDIATE RELEASE Grade seven students learn life skills through documentary filmmaking Date: Tuesday, March 19, 7-9 pm Location: Langevin School (107 – 6A Street NE), Calgary After five months working with Calgary 2012 Artist-in-Residence Chris Hsiung, 120 grade seven students from the Langevin School are showcasing their best documentary short videos at a school-organized film festival. The film festival will be taking place tonight from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Langevin School (107 – 6A Street NE). Two […]

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  • Reel World Youth at the Langevin School

    Reel World Youth at the Langevin School

    The last five months I’ve been teaching the entire Langevin School grade seven contingent on how to make a short documentary video. With four classes of thirty students each giving me roughly 120 students and 4 teachers to work with, this has been a challenging and exciting project. This article captures some of my learning from the experience in case others want to do the same.   The Goal As before with the Alice Jamieson School, I wanted to see […]

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  • It’s crunch time and they are doing it!

    It’s crunch time and they are doing it!

    Editing is my favourite part of the process. Hours of footage to log, hours of footage you wish you had, and out of all that you hope beyond hope that a story begins to take shape. There are problems with boring interviewees, camera shake over the most inspiring parts, cuts that you can’t bear to make… but the final video grows on the computer screen allowing you to see what is only in your mind. The video is never done, […]

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  • Signs of Engaged Learning

    It’s hard for me to gauge where the students are at because I can only be there for a short time and not see their progress in between classes. Kate, however, told me a couple stories that delighted me. Apparently, there was a fire alarm and the students needed to evacuate to a nearby school. One of the student teams used this opportunity to take the camera to interview people. Then when the firefighters came, the team doing a story […]

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Chris Hsiung
chris@hiddenstory.ca
403-660-2187